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02-08-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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Hi to all,
I have been lurking for a while but decided to join to take full advantage of the info available. My first real camera was a Pentax ME that I worked all summer for in a shoe store in 1978 as a teen. Shot many rolls of film thru it but gradually over the years drifted away from photography. Some years later my father-in-law gave me a Pentax K-1000 set he had but it was too complicated for him (the Hong Kong variety). I did not use it at all. I kept it with my ME.

All the pictures taken in between over the years were point and shoot digitals or turn the camera in to be developed type.

Last year, I got a crazy idea to pull the old ME out and shoot a roll of film thru. Not pretty. Lots of crud on most of the pictures. I retired the ME and put the body on display.

I also shot a roll through the K-1000 and was very surprised with the results. So I went to ebay and looked at some prices to get a feel for the used market. I purchased a KM (film) and I love the camera! It takes great photos. My K-1000 has developed a problem with some foam partially showing in the viewfinder.

This past Christmas, I purchased a used K10D but at the moment I'm still learning how to use it.

Thanks, and looking forward to keep shooting Pentax!

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Welcome to the forum, you realise that's your lurking days over, we now know you here.
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I own and use a K10D, as do many of us. We are here to help if you need help, and we are also expecting to see your photos, please.
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Welcome and thanks for the intro! There are a lot of K10D shooters around still. It was a top of the line camera when it first came out, and it still is a great camera even if the newer models handle high ISO values better.


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